The Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) is an organized research unit within the University of California system. SCIPP’s scientific and technical staff are and have been involved in many cutting edge research projects for more than 40 years. The primary focus is experimental and theoretical particle physics and particle astrophysics, including the development of technologies needed to advance that research. SCIPP is also pursuing the application of those technologies to other scientific fields such as neuroscience and biomedicine. The Institute is recognized as a leader in the development of custom readout electronics and silicon sensors for state-of-the-art particle detection systems.

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